Thursday, January 24, 2019

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW!! Red Beard Wall TELLS ALL

Red Beard Wall Tells All

Red Beard Wall has a major release dropping Feb. 22 which is likely to catapult him from the underground music scene and into mainstream popularity. His blend of "singing like an angel and screaming like a banshee" layered over slick doomy riffs gives Red Beard Wall a sound all his own. Read the Fuzzy Cracklins exclusive interview with Red Beard Wall after the jump.....


Before we jump into the interview, be sure to pre-order the vinyl for Red Beard Wall's Feb. 22 release THE FIGHT NEEDS US ALL at Argonauta Records.

You can check out his debut album and current single on Bandcamp.


Want to hear another single from the Feb. 22 album? Check out Fuzzy Cracklins' Sticks & Strings vol. 1 compilation of all 2-person underground heavy bands. Red Beard Wall has the title track on there THE FIGHT NEEDS US ALL. Go hit my Bandcamp page to listen to it now.

Fuzzy Cracklins' Sticks & Strings vol. 1 on Bandcamp
Fuzzy Cracklins' Sticks & Strings vol. 1 on Bandcamp
Red Beard Wall has a full set of tour dates lined up so follow Red Beard Wall on Instagram to stay up to date.

On to the interview.....

FUZZY CRACKLINS: Thanks for taking the time to chat!
RED BEARD WALL: First off, thank you so much for having me! Im hugely honored and grateful for the opportunity!
FC: What inspired you to make music?
RBW: Honestly it's just who i am. I didn't choose music, music chose me. I've been thinking about, and loving music ever since my brain could register. I just don't remember a time that it wasn't at the forefront of my heart and mind. It's everything to me. My whole life. 
FC: How did you develop your singing style?
RBW: The simple answer is I have no idea, I just do my thing. I do what I think sounds good, and satisfies my creativity. I've always loved the aggression, fury, and disgustingness of screamed vocals. On the flip side i also love soaring cleans with melodies that burrow in your soul. So I just do both! And rather than having clean sections, and screamed sections, I use both interchangeably quite a bit. I think that's where some of the uniqueness comes from. 
FC: You recorded your new album completely yourself. What was the biggest challenge in that? Biggest reward?
RBW: The biggest challenge for me, number one is time. As a ton of bands experience, it's not easy to record an album with the necessary time and attention to detail needed, while having families, full time jobs, playing shows, etc. Also I'm still a novice when it comes to the more technical aspects of the process. Im learning as I go, so that's challenging, but also extremely rewarding to implement the knowledge and have some success. Biggest reward is hearing the songs back and the excitement and sense of accomplishment it brings. 
FC: How does a Red Beard Wall song come into existence?
RBW: It usually starts with a cool melody in my head. I then use my guitar to translate that riff/idea. I'll then come up with a second riff that flows and transitions well with the "main riff." After that I just vary the riffs in cool ways. I'm big on synchronicity as well so a lot of time the start and end mirror each other. I always intrinsically know where the drums should be, and what they should be doing. After the music is done, only then will I think about vocals. I like to let the music tell me what to say, and how to say it. Other than that I just trust my creativity and stay out of the way as much as possible. If it sounds good, I don't over analyze. I just keep it moving.  

FC: Who did your super awesome logo?
RBW: Thanks for the kind words! I've loved the logo from the moment I laid eyes on it! Heath May designed it. He's an artistic genius, among also being a world-renowned architect. He is also one of my best friends. We've known each other since we were birthed. 
FC: Best link where fans can follow your tour dates?
RBW: You can find all pertinent info on my Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and redbeardwall.bandcamp.com. I update those daily, so those are the best ways to stay up on all things Red Beard Wall. 
FC: Tell your fans who else they should listen to. No band is too big or too small to shout out.
RBW: Some of my more recent favorites: The Ditch and the Delta, Backwoods Payback, Conjurer, Conan, Whores, Bummer, Aseethe, Thou, Duel, Greenbeard, Monte Luna, Doomstress, Burn Ritual, Harms Way, Knocked Loose, Turnstile, Deafheaven, Daughters, IDLES
FC: Tell us about your new album, pre-orders, vinyl, etc. dates, limited editions, etc.
RBW: Yeah man! Super stoked and proud of it! It's titled "The Fight Needs Us All." The album is banger after banger!! It'll be out on limited white vinyl with exclusive art, cd with exclusive art, as well as all digital and download platforms via Argonauta Records February 22, 2019!! 
Pre-orders are up now at argonautarecords.com and also U.S. pre-orders are up at ALLTHATISHEAVY.com. Also coming up soon on redbeardwall.bandcamp.com there will be a pre-order vinyl, and cd bundle, with an extremely limited, exclusive "The Warming" longsleeve tee! And they are amazing!! Keep an eye out for that!!
FC: Anything else to share with the fans?
RBW: From the bottom of my heart, i wanna thank each and every one, for every single bit of support, kindness, and encouragement. From the bands, to the promoters, to the bloggers and reviewers. From the venues, to the soundmen and women. Above all and especially, any and all the people who have taken a second of their own time to listen and enjoy my art. It honestly and truly means every fucking thing to me. ALL LOVE. ALL RESPECT. ALL GRATITUDE. ALL HAIL!!!
FC: Thank you for your time!
RBW: Once again brother, thank you so damn much for allowing me to be with you! Tremendously honored, and extremely grateful! Much love and respect!! ALL HAIL!!!

Now that you know all about Red Beard Wall, go check out his music on Bandcamp.

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